Pay it Forward moment as posted by a friend during this 2014 holiday season:
I rarely post a Facebook entry but today I would feel guilty not
sharing my experience. Years ago I saw a movie called Pay it Forward... It was about doing a good deed for
someone else if someone does a good deed for you. Well today was a
pay it forward moment and I was the recipient.
I stopped at the market on the way home from work and purchased
$50 of assorted groceries. When I reached for my wallet, all I
grabbed was my fat butt. I remembered that I left my wallet in my
personal car (at home) when I was walking the dog yesterday...Well embarrassed as I was telling the checker that I forgot my
wallet and will put everything back, the lady behind me said "Don't
worry, we will pay for it." ... I realize
that I am aged but I was wearing a sport coat with slacks and didn't
look homeless. The more I insisted that I could not let them pay for
my groceries the more the wife insisted. She then said "Do it
for someone else next time." An obvious "pay it forward"
I realize that all of us have given some food or clothing to the
needy but I can't recall giving someone who did not need a handout a
$50 payday. I am still in shock at the generosity of this woman. She
would not even give me her name so I could pay her back.